The month of June has been nothing but HOT in NC. There has only been one day that the temp did not reach 90 since June 10th and it was 88 that day.
Bees have to work hard to keep the hive cool on hot days. We refill our three bird baths twice daily to give them water. We also have two fish ponds but they seem to prefer the bird baths.
We will not open the hives during this hot spell as they are not happy and we do no want to add to their stress.
Hope for rain and a cool spell. It isn't even July yet....ahhhh.